Race With a Purpose

We, at Surf City, are committed to making a difference in our community. This is what Surf City Soul is all about. This year again, we are excited to bring back our ‘Race with a purpose’ program, to help non-profit organizations of all sizes and background, raise critical funds to support their cause.

“Race with a purpose” enables runners to link their sport with causes, sometimes quite personal, such as illness, injuries, the loss of a family member or more. We pride ourselves in the incredible support of the community and all of the runners’ stories who make Surf City. Now it’s time to give back.

Program Details

Surf City has created “Race with a purpose”, the official charity program, to provide selected charities a platform to recruit endurance athletes to fundraise for your cause. Surf City is committed to providing all official charities tools of success to maximize fundraising from participants. You can download the program here.

In an effort to customize the program for charities of all sizes, we offer various levels for charities to find what works best for them.

Questions? Contact our Program Manager at

Who's Eligible?

To be eligible to participate in the Official Surf City Charity Program, charities must:

– Be an official 501c3
– Apply or turn in interest form prior to specific purchase time. Timeline varies per race of interest.
– Must turn in completed an accurate agreement and payment within 60 days of race of interest.

Official Charities

Achieve what you never thought was possible! Team Challenge, the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s endurance training and fundraising program, is the perfect way to improve your fitness while making a difference. Through Team Challenge, you can run or walk a marathon, half marathon (13.1 miles), train for a cycling event, or experience a sprint triathlon while simultaneously helping to find a cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis—two chronic and often debilitating digestive diseases that impact over 1.6 million Americans. Learn more here.

Direct Contact for interested runners: Suzanne Fry,

Registration for 2019 is Now Open
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